On Scholarship, Writing and Publishing
Essay: “Scholarship of the 14 C’s”. This essay started as a handout for doctoral students participating in a writing workshop at the University of Colorado School of Nursing. It wandered around far and wide as a handout for many years, until someone in Sweden emailed me to ask where it was published! I decided to update and publish it as an editorial in Advances in Nursing Science, and because it continued to draw comments and attention, I posted it on the ANS blog, which you will see if you follow the link here.
Presentation: Publishing in the Digital Age.
Presentation: Keys to Successful Doctoral Study. This is a recent (2012) presentation that was inspired by a group of students who were embarking on doctoral study and like many other groups I have worked with over the years, seemed to expect that it was a continuation of their prior degree programs — accumulate your credits and grades and graduate. Hence this presentaiton, that includes a very informal, untested self-assessment tool to at least think through questions about what to expect in a doctoral program. There is a brief 1-minute YouTube video introduction to the slides (not yet integrated with the slides!)
Presentation: Caring Curriculum. I can’t recall the exact circumstances that prompted this presentation, but I know it originated while I was at the University of Colorado in the mid-’90’s, shortly after I read Nel Noddings books Women and Evil and Philosophy of Education – books that flashed one “ah-ha” after another for me!
Presentation: “Theories of the Heart and Practices of the Mind” (Heart Mind) This is a lecture that I delivered in 1991 at Queen’s University. It illustrates my long-standing interest in examining deep links between nursing and feminism, despite a surface appearance, and sometimes very real fact, that the two lines of thought are at odds with one another.
Presentation: “Aesthetics & the Art of Nursing”. This is a presentation that I have used in various forms since the mid-90’s, when I was actively involved in research projects to explore art and aesthetics in nursing, and to develop methods that are unique to the development of aesthetic knowing in nursing. As important integral as art is to nursing practice (and all of life), it remains something that is not well understood and in fact is not typically associated with nursing. Perhaps this presentation will inspire you to take the ideas a step or two further!
This video was filmed in April, 2010 at Vanderbilt University. I was giving a keynote address on LGBTQ Cultures and the necessity for health care providers to provide a welcoming environment for all LGBTQ people and their families.